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Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested for Murder in Deadly Crash


David Becker/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) —  Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested and booked for murder Friday and held on $2 million bail over a fatal crash Thursday in Compton, California, authorities said.

Knight's attorney said he was behind the wheel in the accident, which killed one man and injured another.

The Death Row Records founder apparently got in a fight on the set of a promotional shoot for the biopic Straight out of Compton, about the group NWA.

According to attorney James Blatt, Knight claims he was attacked by two people and while driving away, he struck his friend with his vehicle, killing him. Another man was injured in the incident.

The vehicle involved in the incident was described as a red Ford F-150 Raptor, similar to Knight's vehicle, authorities said.

Knight remained at large for a number of hours after the incident. KABC-TV reports Knight arrived at the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood station early Friday morning, and homicide detectives interviewed him.

Corina says witnesses at the scene said the incident "looked like it was an intentional act," and as a result, police are "handling it as a homicide."

Robert Smith says he witnessed the deadly incident. “I turned to look out, and I [saw] Suge Knight turn around and go to his car; backed his car up and then put it in drive and then he hit Terry Carter. He ran him over twice.”

Knight had currently been out on $500,000 bail after being accused last fall of stealing a paparazzo's camera. In August, Knight was wounded in a shooting at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in Los Angeles. Knight was also shot at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Kanye West in 2005.

Death Row Records dominated the West Coast hip-hop scene of the early to mid-1990s, releasing albums such as 2Pac's All Eyez on Me, Dr. Dre's The Chronic and helping to develop performers such as Snoop Dogg.

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Deflate-Gate: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Take Responsibility, Defend Patriots


Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube(LOS ANGELES) — The "deflate-gate" mystery has finally been solved.

A bevy of celebrity Bostonians -- including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Steven Tyler, John Krasinski and Chris Evans -- appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, defending the New England Patriots and taking responsibility for underinflating the team’s footballs in its AFC championship game win.

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have faced criticism amid the controversy, which has taken attention away from Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX matchup between the Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. A Patriots locker room attendant is reportedly a focus in the NFL’s investigation into the matter.

“When there’s a high-profile crime, all of a sudden a bunch of people come forward and claim they did it, like when the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped, there was a group -- a bunch of people confessed. Same with the Black Dahlia murders,” Kimmel said, introducing the segment.

Krasinski -- identifying himself as the tutor of Brady’s children -- told a story about a Goodyear blimp mishap.

“I start sucking air out of the regulation balls in order to save those people’s lives,” he said. “I saved 17 people’s lives. Tom Brady had nothing to do with it. But let me tell you something: If he did, he would have done the exact same thing. Because he’s a g****** hero.”

Damon, posing as an everyman, diehard Pats fan, discussed his sick nephew’s bronchitis.

“So I go and I take a football. I don’t want to squeeze all the air into his little lungs because, you know, I don’t want to ruin the football, so I just take a little bit of air out of ‘em, like 11 out of 12 of them, and it does the trick, it absolutely saves his lungs,” he said.

Affleck -- identifying himself as Ryan “Salty” Flanagan from Roslindale, Massachusetts, said he was turning himself in.

“Let me ask you a question: Who are you gonna believe: Tom Brady, the greatest man in all humanity? Or a bunch of a****** on Twitter?” he asked.

Tyler, Aerosmith’s lead singer, posed with a deflated football, looking sullen.

A mustachioed Evans said Brady could not have been responsible “unless he deflated those footballs with his piercing baby blue eyes.”

The segment ended, as do many of Damon's appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, by highlighting the simmering rivalry between the actor and late-night host.

"My name is Tubby Herlihy, and I acted alone," Damon said.

The camera zoomed out to show Kimmel standing beside him.

"Do you know why you acted alone?" Kimmel asked.

"Why?" Damon responded.

"Because nobody wants to act with you," Kimmel said, at which point Krasinski emerged.

"Good burn," Krasinski said, slapping Kimmel's hand and chuckling.

Krasinski and Damon shared an awkward pause, so Krasinski tried to chip away the ice: "Go Pats," he said.

"There we go. Go Patriots," Damon said, the butt of another late-night jab.


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“Project Almanac,” “Black or White,” “The Loft” Open Friday


"Project Almanac" - Paramount(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Project Almanac -- Teens discover a time machine that causes some serious problems for them and the rest of the world. Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner star. Rated PG-13.

Black or White -- Kevin Costner plays Elliot, a very wealthy white man who suddenly has to raise his black granddaughter by himself after his wife dies. Elliot subsequently becomes involved in a somewhat-racially-charged custody battle with the child’s other grandmother, played by Octavia Spencer. Anthony Mackie also stars. Rated PG-13.

The Loft
-- Five men discover the body of a dead woman in a loft, leading to suspicions that one of them killed her. Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet star. Rated R.

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Movie Review: “Black or White” (Rated PG-13)


"Black or White" - Relativity(NEW YORK) — Inspired by actual events, Black or White stars Kevin Costner as wealthy lawyer Elliot Anderson. When we first meet him, he’s waiting in a hospital, alone, having just found out his wife was killed in a car accident. He is simply a broken man.  Now he has to go home and live with the news for the night before he tells his young granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell).
 
We soon learn that Elliot and his wife had been raising Eloise, whose father was African-American, because her mother, their daughter, died during childbirth. Following the funeral, we meet Eloise’s other grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer), who subtly suggests that maybe it will be best if Eloise moves to South Central Los Angeles to live with her and her expansive family. Rowena is a self-made woman who owns six businesses, while Elliot’s a struggling alcoholic who has now experienced more than enough tragedy for one lifetime.
 
If circumstances had been different, Elliot might be willing to let Rowena have at least joint custody of Eloise.  But there’s a problem, at least as far as Elliot is concerned.  Reggie (Andre Holland), Eloise’s biological father, is a drug addict, and Elliot blames him for the death of his daughter.  When Rowena tries to contact Elliot about a custody arrangement, he refuses to return her calls.  That’s when Rowena gets her brother, Jeremiah (Anthony Mackie) involved.  Jeremiah is a successful litigator who decides to use a strategy Rowena isn’t comfortable with: he wants to paint Elliot as a racist.
 
This is one of Costner’s more powerful performances. Spencer, Mackie and comedian Bill Burr are also terrific, but they’re overshadowed by a sloppy, meandering script that attempts to force unnecessary humor into the story.  Director Mike Binder also gets a little too cute with some of the courtroom scenes, robbing the moments of gravitas – treating Black or White more like My Cousin Vinny than as a movie that should’ve been a powerful reflection of who we are as a society, and our ability, as human beings, to forgive.
 
Two-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Movie Review: "Project Almanac" (Rated PG-13)


Photo credit: Guy D'Alema/ (c) Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. (NEW YORK) -- Project Almanac.  Great -- another “found footage” movie.  Did we really need another one of these?

Mind you, I love any premise that involves time travel, and Project Almanac likely exceeds whatever expectations you may have of it, based on the marketing campaign. But this story would’ve been so much better if these kids had traveled back to 1999 and sabotaged The Blair Witch Project. While I love that movie, it begat a found-footage epidemic in Hollywood for which there seems to be no cure.

But whatever. In Project Almanac, we have high school senior David Raskin (Jonny Weston), a budding genius who’s attempting to score a full scholarship to MIT. Along for the ride are his best friends Adam (Allen Evangelista), Quinn (Sam Lerner), and David’s little sister, Christina (Ginny Gardner), who films everything (hence the found footage).

David gets that MIT scholarship, but it’s only a partial one. He retreats to the attic to rifle through his father’s old notes, looking for inspiration for another project he can send to the MIT admissions board.  Turns out dad was also a genius, but was killed in a car accident on David’s 7th birthday.  David comes across an old video camera, and turns it on to find footage from his 7th birthday party -- but there’s a twist. The footage reveals a brief glimpse of 17-year-old David passing by a mirror. What?

David and his sister visit his dad’s old basement lab, where they discover a metal box with some interesting-looking gadgets and notes. Turns out dad was smarter than they thought, because he invented a time machine! 

David recruits his besties for help and they start jumping back in time. Since the technology only allows them to jump back a maximum of three weeks, their goals are pretty small: change the outcome of school assignments, get even with a bully, and win the lottery. Also included in their adventures is Jessie (Sofia Black-D’Elia), David’s crush. You’ll have to see the movie to find out how she gets involved but David’s fondness for her plays a major role in how the plot unfolds. 

We’re dealing with time travel, which means we’re dealing with a little thing called a causal loop: the idea that if you change one tiny thing in the past, it will have a major ripple effect on future events. I love how it’s handled in this movie. Are there issues? Sure, but the speculation and effort invested in presenting the causal loops will keep the most skeptical and harshest time-travel-movie critics interested. 

Project Almanac has its flaws. Writers Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan, and director Dean Israelite, really start testing your suspension of disbelief when they asks us to accept that in the ten years since their dad died, neither David nor his sister have been in his basement lab. And again, this found-footage thing is perplexing. It’s amazing how somebody with a camera can stand 30 feet from their subjects, and yet we hear the characters as if they were wearing microphones. 

Silly, yes, but we’ll forgive, because Project Almanac is good fun, a solid teen time-travel flick that’s almost perfect for this generation.

Three-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Cynthia Bailey Says Demetria McKinney May Not Be 'Perfect Fit' for "Real Housewives"


Alex Martinez/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- When Real Housewives of Atlanta returned for season seven, viewers met two new faces -- housewife Claudia Jordan and veteran castmember Cynthia Bailey's friend Demetria McKinney. Still, the fashion model may have regrets about introducing the House of Payne actress to the rest of the ladies.

"I think coming into this group you know her focus was always on her music career. And it may not have been the perfect fit for her if that was her main focus and if she couldn't really show a lot more of her life and reality," Bailey tells ABC News Radio about McKinney being on the hit series. "This is a reality show. You have to show your reality."

"I respect her tremendously. We've grown very, very close but this show is not for everyone," she adds.

Derek J., celebrity hairstylist and co-host of Bravo's Fashion Queens, agrees as he's worked with McKinney previously. "She's taking it as an acting job. And that's how I feel. Everything is a very rehearsed moment that she has and it's like I practiced this in my room, before I went downstairs," he tells ABC News Radio.

Bailey says McKinney would better connect with viewers if she did show more about her much-discussed relationship with Tyler Perry Studios executive Roger Bobb, and even her life as a single mother.

"I adore Demetria. I personally think she's a great addition to the show. However, I do know it's hard to put yourself out there. You have to be ready to be completely transparent and put yourself out there," Bailey says. 

Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Bravo.

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Marion 'Suge' Knight Involved in Crash That Killed Friend, Says His Attorney


Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was behind the wheel in a fatal crash in Compton, California, on Thursday, according to his attorney.

Knight claimed he was attacked by two people and while driving away, he hit his friend with his car, killing him, his attorney, James Blatt, told ABC's Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV. Another man was injured in the incident.

Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies haven't named either of the men.

Knight planned to surrender to police, said Blatt.

ABC News called Blatt's offices but he wasn't immediately available for comment.

In August, Knight was injured in a shooting at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in Los Angeles.

Knight, who founded Death Row Records, was also shot at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Kanye West in 2005.

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Super Bowl: Katy Perry Talks Halftime Show, Jokes About 'Deflate-Gate'


Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday will feature wild animals, plenty of costume changes and a surprise female guest, she told reporters at a press conference on Thursday in Phoenix. She also hopes to leave 'em smiling when she's done.

"I think I'm gonna play on my strengths, which I think are humor, incredible joy...I think my songs are anthemic," Katy told reporters. "And I just hope at the end of the day that over 100 million people are all smiling in unison. And if you can imagine that happening, I think there's going to be an incredible energy that goes across the world."

"I think I'm probably the only person in Super Bowl halftime history that will ever bring both a lion and sharks to the show," she added.  Katy teased that her opening costume will be "flaming hot," but denied that it'll be a retread of her Halloween costume, which featured her dressed like a Flamin' Hot Cheeto. "I did that already," she joked.

Katy's entrance and exit will be something "never done before," she said, and she also revealed that two of the songs she'll be singing are "Roar" and "Firework."

As for her guest, Lenny Kravitz, Katy said, "We've worked up something incredibly soulful. Of course he brings the soul and I think he's just going to make the night even sexier." Then, she quickly added, "An appropriate sexiness, everyone!"  But the singer also revealed that a second surprise guest would be joining her.

"I thought long and hard about it, and wanted to kind of bring someone back, like a throwback of sorts, that definitely needed some more shine," she told reporters. "All I can say is that it will be a real female fun night. When this person enters the stage and when you hear the first ring of the chord I think jaws will drop and faces will melt." Place your bets on who it's going to be starting now.

And speaking of betting, Katy says she doesn't believe in gambling, but is thrilled that there are prop bets out there regarding what she's going to wear, and what her hair will look like. "I've never been betted on as far as what my hair color is going to be," she laughed. "I feel like, 'Wow, nobody's ever really invested in me this much. This is exciting!'"

Katy also admitted she's rooting for the Seahawks, but when asked if she had her eye on any particular player romantically, she repeated Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's now famous line: "I'm just here so I don't get fined."

Idina Menzel, who's singing the national anthem on Sunday, is also rooting for the Seahawks, because as a New Yorker, she says she just can't bring herself to root for the Patriots.  She named Whitney Houston as her favorite past Super Bowl anthem singer, and said it's important for her to get across the meaning of the anthem when she sings it. "It's actually a very poignant song and I'm proud to be singing about my country," said the Tony-winning "Let It Go" vocalist.


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Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt Welcome a Son


Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- It's a boy for Stanley Tucci!

The Hunger Games star and his wife, literary agent Felicity Blunt, welcomed a son on Jan. 25, his rep told ABC News.

Matteo Oliver Tucci, the couple's first child together, was born in London. He joins half-siblings Camilla, 12, and twins Nicolo and Isabel, 14, Tucci's children from his first marriage.

“I believe he is mine," Tucci joked to People. "We are all thrilled to welcome him to this cold, cruel world."

"We are all thrilled that he is here and healthy," he added more seriously.

The couple announced last October that they were expecting a baby. And, baby Matteo already has a surefire playmate: Felicity Blunt's sister, Emily Blunt, gave birth to her daughter with John Krasinski last February.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Mother Praises Her and Chris Martin for 'Making It Work'


Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have earned her mother's approval for how they are handling their split.

"They are so smart...both incredibly brilliant. They're making it work, they're great friends and the kids are in wonderful shape," Paltrow's mother, actress Blythe Danner, told the New York Post at the Sundance premiere of her new film, I'll See You in My Dreams. "So I have to take my hat off to both of them."

But Danner, 71, couldn't seem to recall the phrase her daughter used to announce her separation from Martin. "People make fun of this, um, what do they call it? What is that thing that they’ve been doing? Separating, but being?" she said, clearly confused.

When reminded of the phrase, "Conscious uncoupling," Danner still wasn't sure.

"Yes, but it’s called 'conscious'...not 'conscious uncoupling.' Conscious," she said before giving up.

Danner was married to Paltrow's father, Bruce, for 33 years until his death in 2002.

In her new film, co-starring June Squibb, Danner plays a widow who starts dating. But she has no plans for romance in her own life.

"June says in the movie, 'When you’ve had the best, forget the rest,' and I kind of feel that way," Danner told the Post. "I had an incredible husband. It would be great if somebody fell in from the sky ... because you do get lonely as you get older. But I’m very grateful that I have grandchildren on both coasts and they fill my heart."

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Dan Aykroyd 'Delighted' to Pass "Ghostbusters" Torch to Female Cast


Mathis Wienand/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast of the all-female Ghostbusters movie has received the seal of approval from Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote and starred in the first two movies in the series.

It was announced Tuesday that Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Saturday Night Live stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will take part in the new installment in the franchise.

"The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy," Aykroyd said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day, and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business."

Aykroyd, 62, co-wrote Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II with the late Harold Ramis, with whom he co-starred in the films along with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson. After Ramis' death last year, Ivan Reitman, who had directed the first two installments and had been tapped to helm the third, bowed out of the project. Paul Feig will now direct.

After word of the new Ghostbusters cast got out, Hudson tweeted, "Two words: 'No comment.'"

The all-female Ghostbusters movie will open on July 22, 2016.

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Kevin Costner Admits He Used "That Word" When Talking About Black People


The Steve Harvey Show(CHICAGO) -- In Kevin Costner's new film, Black or White, he portrays a wealthy white man who suddenly has to raise his mixed-race granddaughter by himself after his wife dies. Elliot subsequently becomes involved in a somewhat-racially-charged custody battle with the child’s other grandmother, played by fellow Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer.

It's a racially-charged film, which Costner said he had to finance himself to get made. He said he had to bring this story to the big screen because of how he grew up.

"I was raised around a level of racism, not of people who hated, but people who would use the word callously and not really think that they were -- jokes that would start with that," he admits on Friday's The Steve Harvey Show, referring to the so-called N-word. "I used that word. I said that word."

"And there was a point in time when I knew that word wasn't right, when I finally traveled," Costner continues. "But the truth is, we hope we get better than our parents. ...My children don't know about it at all."

Anthony Mackie also stars in Black or White, which hits theaters Friday.

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Report: Bruce Jenner Filming a Docuseries Detailing His ‘Life Changes’


Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) — Bruce Jenner has been filming a docuseries about his "life changes" that will air on TV, TMZ reports.

The gossip website says the footage was shot over the last few months and chronicles what Jenner's stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, described to Entertainment Tonight as "Bruce's Journey."

According to TMZ, the footage "is a very personal look from Bruce's vantage point of the process of changing" and includes "interaction with Bruce's kids and ex-wife Kris [Jenner] and how they are receiving the news."

A source close to the production tells the website the 65-year-old former Olympian talked openly with family and Kris Jenner, at one point, "lost it."

An insider tells TMZ that Bruce's kids have been "extremely supportive." TMZ's sources say the docuseries will air on E!, the home of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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Lindsay Lohan's Community Service Credits Questioned at Hearing


ABC News(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Are meet-and-greets with fans a form of community service? Lindsay Lohan probably hopes so.

A hearing regarding the actress' sentence in her reckless driving case was held in Santa Monica, California, Wednesday. Prosecutor Terry White questioned whether Lohan has completed the terms of her community service, based on documents submitted by a London volunteer organization.

According to the papers from Community Service Volunteers, Lohan received several hours' worth of community service credit for meet-and-greets with fans that followed performances of her London production of Speed-the-Plow, TMZ reports.

Lohan was also given credit for hours in which young people shadowed her in what was termed "work shadowing experience."

White was given two weeks by the judge to investigate Lohan's community service hours.

Lohan, who currently lives in the U.K., was ordered to perform community service as part of her sentence for the 2012 case involving her crash with a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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"Parenthood" Ends Six-Season Run Thursday Night


Colleen Hayes/NBC(NEW YORK) — After six seasons, the NBC drama Parenthood signs off on Thursday night.

Parenthood, which was inspired by the movie of the same name, has followed the Braverman family, including single mom Sarah Braverman, played by Lauren Graham.

Craig T. Nelson, who co-stars as Sarah's father Zeek, laments the fact that his show is coming to an end.
"I wish there'd been probably another season," he told ABC News Radio.

The 70-year-old veteran actor gushed about the cast and crew he's worked with on Parenthood, which also includes Dax Shepard, Peter Krause and Monica Potter. He said, "It's a wonderful group of people. It's the best I've ever been with. From the very beginning you could just tell. They're so invested in doing this."  

Nelson's role has been a challenging one this season, given that Zeek has been battling heart problems. Nelson said the story line has not been "fun" for him, explaining, "I gotta spend like seven hours in a place I don't like. Really don't like. It brings up issues of mortality, all kinds of stuff. You're confronted with them and I don't like that."

In the series finale, airing at 10 p.m. Eastern time on NBC, Sarah is poised to marry Ray Romano's Hank.

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